The SHS Drama Club presents... Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of broadway, based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. This classic romantic comedy musical tells the story of a couple of gamblers with hearts of gold and the “dolls” who love them. Performances are Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 PM at Saline High School's Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors over 60+ and are general admission. They can be bought online at through PaySchools or at http://tinyurl.com/hh84lx2 or at the door. Saturday night's performance continues the Drama Club's annual tradition of teaming up with the SWWC Culinary Arts program for a pre-show dinner. Seating for the dinner begins at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the Dinner Theater Package are a $19 for adults and $16 for children 12 and under, and include a “NYC Street Food Style” dinner and reserved seating for the show. The dinner menu can be found on the website listed above. Tickets for the dinner must be purchased by February 17th. The cast includes: Ethan Baker, Eric Blovits, Dominic Bourassa, Brock Boze, Connor Carlson, Emma Crisenbery, Kaili Dence, Andrea Doa, Dominic Dorset, Jacob Edwards, Jon Firehammer, Anna Fletcher, Harmony Ford, Hallie Fox, Annie Frego, Ethan Hanks, Cora Hassberger, Heather Huff, Jenna Jansa, Jimmy Lancaster, Jared Martin, Alex Martinelli, Mary McCall, Natalie McQuade, Lillian Minnette, Ryan Moore , Lexi Morris, Addie Nelson, Eddie Ozor, Doreen Pang, Carmen Parkinson, Allie Pataro, Rinn Ramcke, Natalie Richter, Evan Rogers, Olivia Schreiber, Caitlin Sundquist , Aliza Treber, Madeline Treber, Elaina Veasey, Jake White, Collin Williams, and Merredith Zehnder. Student directors are Alyssa Dawson, Lexi Morgan, and Catherine Wei. Artistic staff includes: artistic director/producer Kristen Glatz, vocal director Sarah Price, choreographer Danielle Clevenger, and pit director/conductor Jane Panikkar. For more information go to http://tinyurl.com/hh84lx2, email email@example.com, or call 734-401-4644.
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Foundation for Saline Area Schools (FSAS) Announces First Executive Director
Annherst Kreitz of Saline has been named the first Executive Director of the Foundation for Saline Area Schools (FSAS). The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides private funding to support academic projects, enrichment programs, and other activities aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Saline school district. Kreitz will be the first ever Executive Director for the Foundation.
The increase in fundraising and administrative activities over the last few years led the organization to consider a more formal leadership position. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for FSAS's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The responsibilities include working closely with the Trustees, Saline Area Schools’ administration, teachers, parents, students, sponsors, donors, and the community at large.
Cheryl Hoeft, President of the Board of Trustees is ready for the next level of growth for the Foundation. “After starting the process to create the executive director position over 5 years ago, I am delighted to have Annherst on board to provide consistency and sustainability to this organization. Our growth necessitates having someone effectively manage all our initiatives and coordinate the numerous volunteer efforts” said Mrs. Hoeft. Mrs. Kreitz was selected after a search was launched in October to fill the position. She is currently a consultant and part time faculty member at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. As a Trustee for FSAS, she formed the Alumni Committee and has organized the Hall of Fame awards event. Anne Balazs, a current Trustee indicated that “Annherst brings a strong background in marketing and relationship building skills plus a passion for the school system that is infectious. She will be a great “face” of the organization.”
Kreitz will start in the part-time position immediately and just in time for the annual Snowblast fundraiser event to be held at Travis Pointe on February 6. Other annual activities include the Fall Kickoff, Hall of Fame awards, and the competitive grants awarded to teachers.
Scot Graden, superintendent of Saline Area Schools is optimistic about the appointment. "As a district, the support of the Foundation for Saline Area Schools has been critical to our ability move forward on exciting innovations. The addition of an Executive Director and specifically Annherst Kreitz, is an excellent step in the continued evolution of the Foundation. I look forward to building on an already strong partnership."
For more information about the Foundation, see their website at www.supportfsas.org.